Simple Configuration Example for Storwize V7000 FlashCopy and PowerHA SystemMirror for i

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Published on 26 February 2013

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IBM Form #: REDP-4923-00


Authors: Yohichi Nakamura and Hernando Bedoya

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    Abstract

    In April 2012, IBM® PowerHA® SystemMirror® for i (5770-HAS) is adding support of IBM Storwize® V7000 and SAN Volume Controller storage systems to its Metro Mirror, Global Mirror, and IBM FlashCopy® functions with PTF SI45741. This support was originally made available in October 2011 through a no-charge PRPQ. With this latest PTF, the PRPQ is no longer required, and this enhancement is fully supported and translated in the PowerHA product.

    By using FlashCopy, you can make a copy of IASP and access data in an IASP from a target node by attaching it to the target node. This process minimizes your backup window by running a backup operation on the target node side.

    This IBM Redpaper™ complements the PowerHA SystemMirror for IBM i Cookbook, focusing on Storwize V7000 FlashCopy function. It introduces how to configure IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for i and FlashCopy of Storwize V7000 with simple configuration example.

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